Hello readers! I hope you all are well and had a great week. Last week had been okaish. Let’s start with bad things– My father was tested positive and I hate to say but my mom and other family members are not being careful. Potty training is not going well, my kid is being more fearful so we decided to take little break. We are getting really tired with her refusal and tantrums and it’s like we taking one step ahead but going three steps back. Good thing– I won Amazon gift card and of course I used it to buy more books (there goes resolution of buying less books.. but it’s not from my pocket so maybe it doesn’t count!). I watched Witcher season 2 in weekends and I just loved it. It was much better than first season and it is getting so interesting making me want to get books. That revealation at end was jaw dropping. I can’t wait for 3rd season. If you have watched season 2 let me know what you think and if could you guess that end.
I read 1 book and started reading 2 so this week I plan to finish 2 books I started and they will be last books of the month.
A Secret at Tansy Falls by Cate Woods
This was heartwarming story. It was great to revisit the beautiful setting of Tansy Falls and I enjoyed knowing Connie Austen, hotel manager of Covered Bridge Inn and her life problems. But it didn’t wow me like first book did. My review will be up tomorrow.
The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Editor)
Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year–continuing the O. Henry Prize’s century-long tradition of literary excellence.
Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story anthology has a new title, a new look, and a new guest editor. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has brought her own refreshing perspective to the prize, selecting stories by an engaging mix of celebrated names and young emerging voices. The winning stories are accompanied by an introduction by Adichie, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines that publish short fiction.
Featured in this collection: Daphne Palasi Andreades – David Means- Sindya Bhanoo- Crystal Wilkinson- Alice Jolly- David Rabe- Karina Sainz Borgo (translator, Elizabeth Bryer) – Jamel Brinkley- Tessa Hadley – Adachioma Ezeano- Anthony Doerr- Tiphanie Yanique – Joan Silber – Jowhor Ile – Emma Cline – Asali Solomon – Ben Hinshaw – Caroline Albertine Minor (translator, Caroline Waight) – Jianan Qian – Sally Rooney
This is collection contemporary and literary fiction and so far I have read 4 stories out of which 2 I enjoyed. First two are not my cup of tea and it made me rethink if it was right to pick this one but the next two stories were amazing. There are total 20 short stories and I hope they all are not like first two.
Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer.
In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. Between secret gifts and double dates, they start nudging their bosses back together. But their well-meaning meddling backfires when the real chemistry builds between Ari and Russell.
Working closely with Russell means allowing him to get to know parts of herself that Ari keeps hidden from everyone. Will he be able to embrace her dark clouds as well as her clear skies?
A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this charming romantic comedy from the author of The Ex Talk.
I read only 4 chapters yesterday and I already like this. I like Ari and KSEA news station where she works in weather department with her hero boss Torrence Hale who inspired her to persue atmospheric science but the hero that appeared on TV is different in reality. Torrence is total mess and always busy bickering with, Seth- her ex-husband and also director of KSEA- that she didn’t pay attention to her employee and unlike other Ari wants attention, she want to learn from her hero and get promotion. She can only talk to the ‘sports guy’ Russell whose boss is Seth and his problems with Seth are different but also same as Ari. I can’t wait to see how they going to play “Boss Trap” like parent trap and how that is going to work out.
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